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Pistorius 'overcome with sadness' when finding Reeva

Oscar Pistorius is very emotional describing the moments after he fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is questioning the former athlete's actions after he discovered Miss Steenkamp's body, asking Mr Pistorius why he didn't scream when he discovered her inside the bathroom.

Mr Pistorius says he was "broken" and overcome with sadness.

Mr Nel has accused the runner of tailoring his evidence based on the neighbor's testimony.

The prosecutor is asking very detailed questions about the position of Miss Steenkamp's body inside the bathroom, pointing to bloody marks on the bathroom walls and a magazine rack.

Read: Pistorius facing final day of cross-examination


Prosecutor shows graphic images of bloodied toilet

The cross-examination of the former "Blade Runner" is focusing on details of the night he killed his model girlfriend. Oscar Pistorius is describing the moment he found Reeva Steenkamp's body inside the bathroom after fatally shooting her.

South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel is showing the court photographs of the bloodied crime scene inside the former runner's house, questioning him about the moments shortly after he fired at his model girlfriend.

Pistorius fatally shot Ms Steenkamp through a closed toilet door in his home before dawn on February 14 last year. He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.

Prosecutor focuses on details of Pistorius' testimony

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is questioning details of Oscar Pistorius' defence, asking the former runner to demonstrate how he broke into the locked bathroom shortly after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The prosecution alleges the 29-year-old model took refuge in the toilet during an angry row with the athlete, and he then shot her through the door.

Pistorius, who says he fired at what he thought was an intruder, has testified that Steenkamp did not cry out during the incident in the early hours of February 14, 2013.

Watch: Pistorius denies he knew Reeva was behind the door

Prosecutor to finish Pistorius cross-examination today

The prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius murder trial says he intends to finalise the cross-examination of the former athlete today. Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Gerrie Nel told the court he intends to finish the questioning soon and asks the court to postpone the trial for two weeks after the questioning finishes.The judge says she will make a decision on the adjournment tomorrow.

Pistorius back on stand for more cross-examination

The cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius will continue today after a dramatic day in court yesterday where the prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused the runner star of using emotional breakdowns under cross-examination to evade answering questions about the night he killed his girlfriend.

South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel Credit: AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool

The athlete has repeatedly broke down sobbing and appeared to wretch during the trial.

The South African prosecutor, nicknamed "The Bulldog" for his intense style of questioning, has repeatedly accused Mr Pistorius of "tailoring his evidence" to suit his defence.

The prosecution alleges the 29-year-old model took refuge in the toilet during an angry row with the athlete, and he then shot her through the door.

Pistorius says the model's death was a tragic mistake, and that he fired at what he thought was an intruder.

Watch: Pistorius denies he knew Reeva was behind the door

Read: Pistorius admits to making mistake during testimony


Pistorius accused of shouting at girlfriend before firing

by - Africa Correspondent

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel today scrutinised in fearsome fashion every detail of Oscar Pistorius' account of the events of 14 February 2013.

Nel said the athlete's screams of "get out of my house" were directed at his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, rather than at would-be intruders as Pistorius says.

Nel attacked Pistorius over inconsistencies in his account, while the athlete insisted that the killing had been "an accident".

Pistorius breaks down recounting screams at 'intruders'

Oscar Pistorius broke down in court today amid accusations from prosecutor Gerrie Nel that he had been "tailoring" his evidence.

The athlete sobbed when he described screaming at what he believed to be intruders on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's death.

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa today. Credit: AP

"I said 'get the f*** out of my house'," he told the court, before breaking down.

Nel earlier accused Pistorius of "concocting" a story, saying: "I'm going to prove your version of events is untrue."

Pistorius admits shooting his girlfriend Steenkamp but says he believed she was an intruder.

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